Eun-jong Lee, 47, a visiting professor of Human Ecology Design at Cornell University has been arrested after he allegedly groped a sleeping woman’s breast on a flight from Tokyo to Newark, New Jersey. He has been charged with abusive sexual contact, a felony carrying a maximum two-year prison term and a $250,000 fine.
The woman was seated next to Lee on Flight 78 and fell asleep during the 13-hour flight. She woke later to find one of Lee’s hands “located on top of her shirt and touching her breast through her clothing.” Lee then allegedly “touched the skin of the Victim’s neck and attempted to place his hand down the front of her shirt.” When she told Lee to stop, she says that he then walked to an airplane bathroom as she reported the matter to the flight crew.
Lee is a professor at Handong Global University in South Korea and is a visiting scholar at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches in the College of Human Ecology’s Design & Environmental Analysis program.
Lee’s specialty is in “user experience”, or UX, and smart interface/interaction design projects/
In a statement, Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina said: “Eun Jong Lee is not an employee of Cornell University. He has been a visiting scholar on the campus. His privileges at Cornell have been suspended and his future affiliation with the university will be assessed as the facts of this matter are confirmed. The University is cooperating with the authorities. We have no further comment on this matter.”
Source: Smoking Gun